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Friday, April 24, 2009

Lipstick Jungle - Candace Bushnell

From the author of the novel turned popular TV show - Sex and the City, the book failed to deliver anything to me. So if you are a rich, driven and smart woman you can do anything (ya, you no longer need to be a man to do crazy stuff)! The book is about 3 successful career driven woman and how they win in their lives. It seemed all to predictable and boring frankly. Some sort of continuation of Sex and the city.


The Mistress of Spices - Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni

Aaaagh! what was the author thinking? I love fantasy books! I can delve in fantasy lands. But this one was too much even for me. I will absolutely not see the movie made out of it (appreciate the sheer guts of the producer!). A woman with magical powers that give her control over the spices!An American falls in love with her! End of story! who cares!

If there is no other book left in the world read it!

The Death of Vishnu - Manil Suri

The Eindhoven library has very limited English books.This was one of the first books I read after coming here. It basically reminded me of a Tamil classic movie - "Edirneechal". The book is surprisingly well written and depicts realistic characters. Mixed with sad and happy stories, it portrays the life (actually the death!) of an ordinary Indian man and the bizzare situations surrounding him.

The book revolves around the life inside a flat in India, from their daily "khitpits" to steamy love affairs between neighbors and how Vishnu fits into it all.

Good read!
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